Food for Starters Action Weekend

(video by Diana)

Where & When?

AT, Vienna, Planet10 , 20.-22.03.2015

What?

Today’s food system creates significant strains on land, water, air, and other natural resources. In our food weekend ‘Food for starters*experts welcome’ we explored a better understanding of the food-environment in our region and discovered synergies and trade-offs associated with our modern food system.

On the night of arrival, we split up to explore different possibilities of sustainable food gathering: Foodsharing, dumpster diving and picking up farm-fresh ecological vegetables and fruit from a local Food Coop. Throughout the whole weekend, we shared the „Dishponsibilities“ = responsibilities for cooking and dish washing.
Learning how to preserve vegetables as Kimchi, experimenting with an electricity-free fridge and offering our leftover foods (6 boxes full…) on the street to neighbours and passer-bys worked as hands-on learning.
We were also visited by experts to informally learn and discuss about living on a farm, being active in a Food Coop and International Industrialised Food Production(Workshop title).

Apart from these program points, the weekend was a participatory one. This means that everyone could contribute to the program with their know-how and ideas, i.e. with group dynamic exercises,…

Financed how?

Part of River Jump’s Erasmus+ Key Action 2 funded project

RJ_erasmusPLUS_logoThis project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.